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United Spinal Members

Membership in United Spinal Association is free and open to all individuals who are living with a spinal cord injury or disease, their family members, friends, and healthcare providers. Join United Spinal by clicking on the button below and submitting a membership form.

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United Spinal has over 70 years of experience educating and empowering individuals with SCI/D to achieve and maintain the highest levels of independence, health and personal fulfillment. We have 50+ local chapters and 190+ support groups nationwide, connecting our members to their peers and fostering an expansive grassroots network that enriches lives.

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Member Benefits Include

  • Advice and Guidance
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Veterans Benefits Counseling
  • Accessibility Advocacy
  • Local Chapters
  • Peer Support
  • New Mobility Membership Magazine
  • Informative and Educational Publications
  • Ongoing Educational Webinars
  • National Spinal Network

New Mobility Membership Magazine

New Mobility Magazine

New Mobility is United Spinal’s free monthly membership magazine covering Spinal Cord Injury and Disease,  health, travel, recreation, advocacy, relationships, employment, humor, the arts, lifestyles and much more.

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Permobil Foundation Roll Forward Grant

United Spinal Association and the Permobil Foundation have partnered to offer United Spinal members the opportunity to apply for a Roll Forward grant of either a Smart Drive or a Active-Height seat elevator on a new Permobil wheelchair order.  Awards are limited and will be given based on financial need. In order to quality you must:

  • Be a United Spinal member, membership is free and it takes less than 3 minutes to apply online here.
  • Application must be submitted to the Permobil Foundation and approved prior to ordering your new Permobil wheelchair. If approved you will be notified and the wheelchair quote will be revised to reflect the donation. The revised quote will be sent to the provider/dealer of the wheelchair.  Donation credit cannot be issued if the chair is ordered prior to approval.
  • Questions can be directed to Permobil Foundation at info@permobilfoundation.org
  • Complete the Roll Forward Grant Application below
Roll Forward Grant Application

Teladoc’s 24/7 Access to a Doctor

Teladoc’s 24/7 Access to a Doctor by Phone or Video

Teladoc is offering United Spinal Members exclusive availability to its general medical service to bring you and your immediate family members the access, convenience and potential cost savings of a consult with a board certified doctor by phone or video. Service includes $5 monthly fee per household covering United Spinal member, spouse and dependents. An additional reasonable co-pay is required for each consultation. Designed to treat minor maladies like colds, flu, rashes, pink eye and much more, Teladoc’s connected health option can prevent an unnecessary trip to the doctor. Please be sure to indicate your SCI/D on the medical history form. Teladoc’s service is not designed to treat complex, advanced, or chronic conditions associated with SCI/D. Please make sure you are United Spinal Member before accessing Teladoc.

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Travel For All

Travel For All

United Spinal members are invited to plan their next vacation adventure with Travel for All, accessible travel specialists. Travel for All is offering a $100 discount to United Spinal members and donating 15% to United Spinal on commissions from each booked trip. Enjoy this vacation video and complete this contact form to contact Travel for All and book your next adventure!

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Scootaround’s DNA Program

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Planning a trip? Don’t get stranded without your personal assistive equipment information again. Scootaround’s Disability Number Assistance (DNA) program is free to all United Spinal Association members, and allows you to easily streamline repair claims, access your warranty details, and more. Our DNA program stores your mobility equipment information in a secure database that can be accessed anywhere in the world, either online or over the phone.

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Our Member Community

United Spinal’s members include individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are driven, independent, and active participants in our society. They are paralympians, wounded warriors, talented artists, kids with big dreams, proud parents, empowered women, self-advocates, heroes, survivors, and accomplished professionals.

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.